Local Events

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Discover Natural Transylvania

Discover Natural Transylvania is a monthly program series at the Transylvania County Library exploring the place where we live, work, and play. Presenters include experts in the fields of ecology, biology, geology, flora, fauna, outdoor recreation, and more. The programs are on the first Thursday evening of most months at 6:30 pm in the Rogow Room. Each program lasts approximately one hour. Light refreshments are provided. These free programs are supported by the Friends of the Library. For more information contact Marcy Marcy Thompson at 828-884-1820

Thursday, April 4 — “Code Blue: Water in the Mountains.” This film by David Weintraub, Executive Director of the Center for Cultural Preservation documents the green value of protecting our mountain watersheds. A discussion and Q/A following the film will include Hartwell Carson, French Broad Riverkeeper, Mountain True; Regina Goldkuhl, Water Quality Administrator, Mountain True; and Brett Laverty, Hydrogeologist, NC Department of Environmental Quality.

Bag Lunch Arts
Our monthly Bag Lunch Arts Series spotlights authors, artists, performers, and speakers sharing their talent and knowledge. Held on the third Tuesday of most months at 12 noon in the Rogow Family Community Room. Patrons are encouraged to bring along a bag lunch to enjoy before the program. Cookies and coffee are courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Programs last approximately one hour.

Holmes Educational State Forest

Call 828-692-0100 or email holmesESF.ncfs@ncagr.gov to reserve your spot! You MUST SIGN UP for these programs to participate. Category II, III NC EE certification and CEU credit available upon request. Signups accepted 30 days in advance!

You are invited to join NC Forest Rangers at Holmes Educational State Forest for a two-hour winter tree identification stroll. Participants will discover how to identify ten trees by observing helpful features and characteristics including twigs, bark and branching patterns. Please dress appropriately for the weather, we will walk approximately 1.5 miles.

Forest Wildflower Hikes
March 23rd, 10am-12
April 13th, 10am-12
April 20th, 10am-12
May 11th, 10am-12
Join NC Forest Rangers for a moderate, ¾ mile hike to observe and identify early spring wildflowers.  The program is limited to 20 people but if there is enough interest another hike may be offered. We will meet near the main kiosk in the parking lot at 10am. We recommend bringing comfortable shoes, a water bottle, a camera, and a wildflower field guide if you have one.

Wildflower Walks in Black Mountain, 2019 Schedule

Coordinator: Jim Poling (jnpoling@icloud.com)
Leaders: Anyone who loves Wildflowers

Most of our walks are local—Montreat, BMT Recreation Park, Warren Wilson College. We will take one or two trips to the Parkway. Usually second Thursday of each month, 9:00–11:00 a.m. Meet at Lake Tomahawk Parking Lot on Rhododendron Ave., Black Mountain, NC  at 9 a.m. We will carpool to another location where there are wildflowers!

Thursday, April 11
Thursday, May 9
Thursday, June 13
Thursday, July 11
Thursday, August 8
Thursday, September 12

Friends of the Oklawaha

Henderson County is developing a new Greenway Master Plan. For more information and to  complete a short survey go to https://www.hendersoncountync.gov/greenway-network

The Greenway Master Plan establishes and communicates a broad vision for a countywide Greenway Network, and provides guidance to Henderson County and its partners, so that all involved can collaboratively work towards and benefit from that vision.






NC Arboretum Adult Education Classes
NC Arboretum Calendar of Events

Grow Magazine

bullingtonBullington Gardens Events & Workshops
95 Upper Red Oak Trail, Hendersonville NC 28792
Call (828) 698-6104 for more information.


The Botanical Gardens at Asheville

The Botanical Gardens at Asheville offers many helpful and informative classes designed to deepen your relationship to the region’s flora and fauna and to help you successfully landscape with natives. We enjoy relationships with many of the region’s naturalist experts. Thanks to their generosity, we can offer our community an in-depth and affordable look at one of the world’s most unique and diverse native habitats.

Click here for calendar. For more information call 828.258.8737 x 216 or Email: susan@mountaintrue.org


North Carolina Native Plant Society – Western Chapter


Contact botanynerd89@gmail.com for more details or https://www.facebook.com/botanynerds

Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe
55 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 254-6734

Find out more information about upcoming events on our website:  www.malaprops.com/event

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